Find Shelby County Alabama libraries, such as state, town, city, public, private, college and university library branches. Libraries provide information on applications, borrowing books, ebooks, library programs, online databases and research.
Harrison Regional Library 50 Lester Street Columbiana AL 35051 205-669-3910
North Shelby Library 5521 Cahaba Valley Road Birmingham AL 35242 205-439-5500
Parnell Memorial Library 277 Park Drive Montevallo AL 35115 205-665-9207
Pelham Library 3160 Pelham Parkway Pelham AL 35124 205-620-6418
Shelby County - Libraries, Columbiana 50 Lester Street Columbiana AL 35051 205-669-3910
Vincent Public Library 42860 Hwy 25 Montevallo AL 35115 205-672-2749
The vast majority of funding that supports the operation of Public Libraries comes from county and local governments. At times, grant funding may be available for specific programs, projects, or capital improvements. Fees for special programs and services account for a relatively small percentage of revenue for Public Libraries.
Friends of the Library are organizations formed to support their local Public Libraries. They typically establish themselves as independent, non-profit organizations that conduct fundraising to supplement Library resources and organize Library related events.
The Dewey Decimal system is a classification system used in many libraries to organize their books. The classification number allows for books to easily be located or returned to their assigned place in the library. The system is constantly revised to keep up with changes in the libraries.